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The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade  

Jules Burke
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List Rules Vote up the actresses whose 2010s film performances deserve to be celebrated.

The 2010s provided some of the best films of all time. That wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn't for the amazing work of incredibly talented 2010s actresses. From names who have been around forever to fresh faces, the best 2010s actresses run the gambit. 

Who have you enjoyed seeing the most at the theater recently? Now is your chance to vote for the greatest actresses of the 2010s, and you have quite a selection to choose from. Brie Larson and Amy Adams are some of the top actresses of 2010s.

Meryl Streep is, of course, one of the best actresses of the decade. She has been an acting force to be reckoned with for years now. But, plenty of newcomers have entered the fray and can now be considered some of the 2010s best actresses. Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, and Emma Stone are just a few of the most famous actresses of 2010s.  

The best actresses of the 2010s are right here. Who do you think are the top 10 actresses of 2010s? Make your voice heard, and vote up your favorites now. 

To make things easier, we'll include when someone was nominated for a Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards. 

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Margot Robbie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2019: Sharon Tate in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

2018: Queen Elizabeth I in Mary Queen of Scots

2017: Tonya Harding in I, Tonya (Nominated for Best Actress)

2016: Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad

2013: Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf of Wall Street

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Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2018: Lynne Cheney in Vice (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress)

2016: Louise Banks in Arrival 

2013: Sydney Prosser in American Hustle (Nomainted for Best Actress)

2012: Peggy Dodd in The Master (Nomainted for Best Supporting Actress)

2010: Charlene Fleming in The Fighter (Nomainted for Best Supporting Actress)

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Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2019 - 2010: Natasha Romanoff in Marvel Cinematic Universe

2019: Rosie in Jojo Rabbit

2019: Nicole in Marriage Story

2014: Lucy in Lucy

2013: The Female in Under the Skin

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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2019: Josephine Chesterfield in The Hustle

2018: Daphne Kluger in Ocean's 8

2016: Gloria in Colossal

2014: Brand in Interstellar

2012: Fantine in Les Misérables (WON for Best Supporting Actress)

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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2017: Katharine Graham in The Post (Nominated for Best Actress)

2016: Florence Foster Jenkins in Florence Foster Jenkins (Nominated for Best Actress)

2014: The Witch in Into the Woods (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress)

2013: Violet Weston in August: Osage County (Nominated for Best Actress)

2011: Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (WON for Best Actress)

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Emily Blunt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2018: Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns

2018: Evelyn Abbott in A Quiet Place

2016: Rachel in The Girl on the Train

2015: Kate Macer in Sicario

2014: Rita in Edge of Tomorrow

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Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2019 - 2011: Raven/Mystique in the X-Men series

2017: Mother in Mother!

2015: Joy in Joy (Nominated for Best Actress)

2012: Tiffany in Silver Linings Playbook (WON for Best Actress)

2010: Ree Dolly in Winter's Bone (Nominated for Best Actress)

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Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2018: Abigail in The Favourite (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress)

2017: Billie Jean King in Battle of the Sexes

2016: Mia in La La Land (WON for Best Actress)

2014: Sam in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress)

2014-2012: Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man series

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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2018: Malorie in Bird Box

2018: Debbie Ocean in Ocean's 8

2013: Ryan Stone in Gravity (Nominated for Best Actress)

2013: Ashburn in The Heat

2011: Linda Schell in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

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Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2018: Annie in Game Night

2016: Dr. Christine Palmer in Doctor Strange

2015: Sacha Pfeiffer in Spotlight (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress)

2015: Maureen Hope in Southpaw

2013: Mary in About Time

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Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2019: Jennifer in Blackbird

2016: Claire in Collateral Beauty

2016: Irina Vlaslov in Triple 9

2015: Joanna Hoffman in Steve Jobs (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress)

2011: Dr. Erin Mears in Contagion

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Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2019: Queenie in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

2019: Betty McLeish in The Good Liar

2018: Mother Ginger in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

2015: Hedda Hopper in Trumbo

2014: Madame Mallory in The Hundred-Foot Journey

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2019: Bernadette Fox in Where'd You Go, Bernadette

2018: Lou in Ocean's 8

2017: Hela in Thor: Ragnarok

2015: Carol Aird in Carol (Nominated for Best Actress)

2013: Jasmine in Blue Jasmine (WON for Best Actress)

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Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2019: Megyn Kelly in Bombshell

2018: Marlo in Tully

2017: Lorraine Broughton in Atomic Blonde

2015: Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road

2011: Mavis Gary in Young Adult

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Rachel Weisz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2018: Lady Sarah in The Favourite (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress)

2017: Ronit Krushka in Disobedience

2017: Rachel Ashley in My Cousin Rachel

2015: Short Sighted Woman in The Lobster

2013: Evanora in Oz the Great and Powerful

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Emilia Clarke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2019: Kate in Last Christmas

2018: Qi'ra in Solo: A Star Wars Story

2017: Verena in Voice From the Stone

2015: Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys

2013: Evelyn in Dom Hemingway

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Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2019: Meg March in Little Women

2014: Ila in Noah

2013: Emma Watson in This is the End

2013: Nicki in The Bling Ring

2011-2010: Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series

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Reese Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2018: Mrs. Whatsit in A Wrinkle in Time

2017: Alice in Home Again

2015: Cooper in Hot Pursuit

2014: Cheryl Strayed in Wild (Nominated for Best Actress)

2012: Juniper in Mud

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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2019 - 2011: Jane Foster in Marvel Cinematic Universe

2018: Lena in Annihilation

2016: Jackie Kennedy in Jackie (Nominated for Best Actress)

2011: Emma in No Strings Attached

2010: Nina Sayers in Black Swan (WON for Best Actress)

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Keira Knightley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2019: Rachael Morgan in The Aftermath

2019: Katharine Gun in Official Secrets

2018: Sugar Plum in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

2015: Jan Hall in Everest

2014: Joan Clarke in The Imitation Game (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress)

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Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2018: Rose Weil in Ocean's 8

2015: Fairy Godmother in Cinderella

2012: Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables

2011 - 2010: Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter series

2010: Queen Elizabeth in The King's Speech (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress)

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Gal Gadot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2017-2016: Diana Prince in DC Extended Universe

2016: Elena Vlaslov in Triple 9

2015-2013: Gisele in The Fast and the Furious series

2010: Naomi in Knight & Day

2010: Natanya in Date Night

23
Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2019 - 2014: Maleficent in Maleficent and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

2015: Vanessa in By the Sea

2010: Elise Clifton-Ward in The Tourist

2010: Evelyn Salt in Salt

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Nicole Kidman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2019: Gretchen Carlson in Bombshell

2019: Mrs. Barbour in The Goldfinch

2018: Erin Bell in Destroyer

2016: Sue Brierley in Lion (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress)

2010: Becca Corbett in Rabbit Hole (Nominated for Best Actress)

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Saoirse Ronan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The Decade

2019: Jo March in Little Women

2018: Mary Stuart in Mary Queen of Scots

2017: Lady Bird McPherson in Lady Bird (Nominated for Best Actress)

2015: Eilis Lacey in Brooklyn (Nominated for Best Actress)

2011: Hanna in Hanna